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Daft Punk Thomas Bangalter Helmet!

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Having the Guy Manuel helmet on hand, and looking at Volpin's amazing work, I began working on a Thomas Bangalter Helmet, why not have them both? ^-^

If you've seen my previous instructables, you will understand the process much easier, however, I encourage you to have a read at this instructable!


 
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Step 1: Materials

As stated in the intro, if you've followed my previous build, then you will recognize most of the materials listed.

Here's a compiled list:

Cardstock paper
Hot glue
Bondo body filler
Bondo spot putty
Variety of sanding sponges/paper
Contour gauge
Expandable foam
PETG plastic sheet
VHT nightshades
Krylon primer paint
Duplicolor black paint
Red EL wire (15ft)
Rebound-25 silicone rubber
Smooth-cast 65D Urethane Resin

Tools used:
Dremel
Orbital sander
Scissors
Contour gauge

Skills required:
Patience

Step 2: Designing the model and bringing it to life

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First, the helmet started by being designed on a 3D model software (Autodesk Maya 2012)

There can't be much said about the actual 3D model since it will require a new instructable on how to use/design objects using 3D modeler software.

This file was later transfered onto a program called "Pepakura Designer 3".
It basically allowed the object to be turned from a 3D computer object be transformed/laid out on paper and later when printed and put together will bring the 3D computer model onto a 3D real life model.

The first picture is a screen cap of the object in the pepakura software ready to be printed.
The second picture is of the file put together.
This was easy, as the pepakura software prints number on the edges, symbolizing where the edges need to be glued together.

DGMauriello5 months ago
Never mind, I saw it in your Guy Manuel helmet instructable.
DGMauriello5 months ago
When casting, how do you do it? How did you get the inside to be correctly shaped and smooth so you could put it on?
MrNarwhal8316 months ago
Can I be sent the pepakura file? Please and my email is churroboy831@yahoo.com and awesome build btw :D
RyGuy6127 months ago
Hi there! I'm having trouble getting a clean coat of that Night Shades stuff on my plastic. It gets built up and I can't see through it at all. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, I'm trying to replicate your build with the EL wire but I'm using blue which looks very Tron like.
jpineda69 months ago
PLease give use the download link
Forgive me if I missed it, but roughly what is the total cost to make this?
mobymtz1 year ago
Can you share a link to download the Pepakura file or preferably a PDF file of those plans for printing?
o__o1 year ago
That's sick man!
sling1 year ago
I have my Helmet I am making for my halloween costume. Its a modified baseball helmet. Do I use fiberglass first? at all? Or can I just use bondo? Also I used cardboard to make the front mouth piece and such, will the bondo mess with the cardboard?
tech dawg1 year ago
this has been posted to the daft punk guide check it out!
Could you please send me the dimensions of the face mask part of the helmet

Kind regards

NB

P.s. email is vultureman96@gmail.com
9999AWC1 year ago
Can you make one for me plz? I don't have enough time for me to do it myself. I'll pay the amount you want (plus an extra if you add LEDs)! I'm 13 and I have too much to do (in school and summer brake)!
monsterlego2 years ago
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FennecCooper (author)  monsterlego2 years ago
I can't tell you how much I love this img response! Haha!
:)
Talbot12 years ago
Amazing! Good work!
FennecCooper (author)  Talbot12 years ago
Thanks! You should give it a shot!
Nice tho not as good as your guy manuel one. :D
Thanks! I definitively think this cast didn't turn out so great, I was kind of upset with it.
However, I will be sending one of my casts to a chrome shop in the near future in order to recreated the Human After All era helmet! : D
niiiiice!
aruiz132 years ago
Sweet!
ilpug2 years ago
I would love to see it lit up!
FennecCooper (author)  ilpug2 years ago
I can't give you a picture of it lit up right now due to an incident that the EL wire inverter had.
On the way back from Megacon, I dropped my "delicate" props bag and this item was in it, as well as a piece from my portal gun.
I will have to re-order a new inverter and then it will be able to light up again ^-^
I'll try to do this as soon as I can! : )
Hey, no problem, breakages happen to the best of us. Great build! I have always wanted one of these, although I don't think i could cast mine. Maybe rondo over paper.
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